Green Is the New Black
IT'S GOOD TO BE GREEN
Green is the new black and the North Park Farmers’ Market will keep you in style. Stock up your fridge with fresh picked green veggies, sip a Greenfix smoothie and welcome the new year with good nutrition. Whether you're trying to get back into a pair of jeans, boost your immune system, do a junk food cleanse, or start a whole new diet plan, greens will add a lot to your food wardrobe.
The easiest way to incorporate more greens into your diet is to double up on vegetable side dishes and use fresh herbs to give them a whole new dimension. Kawano Farms has tons of baby broccoli and mountains of fresh green beans. Trim and roast broccoli and beans with garlic and onions from Proios’ Family Farms and flavored oil from The California Olive. Quickly steam young spinach from JR Organics or hide it in a fritatta with fresh eggs from Paradise Valley Ranch and be wowed with the incredible flavors and non-traditional punch of vitamin C. Susie’s Farm offers kale, Swiss chard, and cabbage in a braising mix that you can purchase by the pound, ready to cook. Throw a heaping pile in a cast iron skillet, cook until tender and squeeze a bit of lemon from R&L Farms on top. It’s easy to be green when the farmers' market is in your neighborhood every week.